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Unread 11-07-2012, 11:56 PM
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Re: How to hunt?

I do not think anyone can argue the benefits of a mentor........ I think I can still make a justification for a discussion center regarding hunting tactics and equipment but admittedly question the need for this general forum when we have specific forums for each relevant species.....ie: elk, dear or coyotes etc.
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Unread 11-08-2012, 11:13 AM
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Re: How to hunt?

DIY learning to hunt it quite simple.

Have someone hide a contact lens somewhere in the back yard or city park. Go look for it. Multiple unsuccessful trips may be necessary. Total effort may be unsuccessful.

Armed with that experience, then:

Dress in camo and do it again. Again you'll be unsuccessful.


Pack for a 5 day trip.
Drive 300 Miles
Dress in camo
Carry a day pack, rifle, binos, crunchy snacks and water
Walk around in the mountains, woods etc looking for a contact lens

You are now hunting.

If you see a furry animal. . . shoot it. You are now a successful hunter.

If you shoot nothing, you have learned a ton and can build upon the experience.

Then: repeat this process many times.

You are now an experienced hunter.

I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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Unread 11-08-2012, 02:40 PM
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Re: How to hunt?

Perfectly stated royinidaho. As a kid I hunted birds but I always wanted big game and had no mentor for that. I used to stare off my front porch and look for little black ants. That was the start to and extremely long learning process that has been 30 years in progress. You never stop spending or learning in this sport.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 01:05 PM
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Re: How to hunt?

I didn't grow up in a hunting family, didn't have anyone to show me. Still don't. Just read as much as I can and spend as much time in the woods as I can. Trying to be a good student of the game. Haven't taken anything yet. Hoping my hard work will pay off one day.
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